Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has jumped up to the top of the ICC Test as he became the new number 1 all-rounder in Tests. This jump in rankings comes after Jadeja’s astonishing all-around performance against Sri Lanka in the first test played at Mohali.
Ravindra Jadeja overtakes Jason Holder to become the new no.1 allrounder in Tests
In Kohli’s 100th Test match, Jadeja stole the spotlight as he scored an unbeaten 175 and took 9 wickets in the match which included a fifer in the first innings. Jadeja’s efforts with the bat helped him move up to 17 places from 54th to 37th with the bat and his nine wickets to move up to 17th with the ball.
His all-around contribution was enough for him to regain the top all-rounder spot from Jason Holder, who had held it since February 2021. Jadeja’s only previous time on top was in August 2017, when he spent a week at number one.
The test match in Rawalpindi which was a run-fest contributed to big shifts in the rankings. Imam-ul-Haq’s century in each innings helped him move to a career-best 63rd with 477 points.
His teammate Azhar Ali struck 185 and moved up ten places to 12 whilst Abdullah Shafique added a second-innings century to gain 27 places to 67. Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne missed out on a century, being dismissed for 90, but that was enough to gain a point up to 936 and 12th position on his own in the list of highest ever batting ratings. Usman Khawaja also fell in the 90s but continued his renaissance, moving up six places to 24 with the bat, his highest position for three years.
In bowlers, Nauman Ali of Pakistan impressed with figures of 6-107 in Australia’s first innings and saw him gain 19 places to 51. Australian skipper Pat Cummins still rules the number one position in Tests.
• Ravindra Jadeja becomes the number 1 all-rounder in Tests.
• Jadeja scored 175* and took 9 wickets in the first test against Sri Lanka.